I don’t know about you but I am tired of spending Chinese New Year at Lacson Street. A little disclosure, I’m not Chinese, nor do I dislike our tourism street or strip, or whatever you call it. It’s really effective when you want to have the best time with your friends drinking, eating, and walking. But, as a mom, what I am after is a cultural experience for myself and my entire family. That’s why, last year, we went to the Yuan Thong Temple Bacolod. I actually did not know that they were open, but the gates were and people were coming in, so we did too.
The Yuan Thong Temple Bacolod (The Temple Near Lopues East)
I’m not sure how many years the temple has been opening its gates to the public, but I am glad they did. This year, they’re opening their gates again this January 27 until Feb 2. If you haven’t been inside the temple yet, this your chance.
What’s Inside Yuan Thong Temple Bacolod?
Here’s a sneak peek at what you’re going to see. I took a video, but it’s not that good. Anyway, it’s going to give you a great idea about what’s inside.
Yuan Thong Temple Bacolod Schedule of Activities
Jan 27, Chinese New Year Eve 7pm until Jan 28, First Day of the Year of the Rooster 1am
- Food fair and game stalls
- Chinese culture experience & DIY booths
- Chinese New Year blessing service
- Dragon and lion dances
- 12:00am – Morning Chant and Ringing the blessing Bell to Welcome the Chinese New Year
- 10:00am – the First New Moon Prayer of 2017
Jan 29, 10:00am – 2:00pm, Vegetarian Eat-All-You-Can